How To Make A New Year's Resolution & Stay With It!
January is coming up. You know what that means. A bunch of dreamers are going to dream big & fail even harder. New Year’s resolutions are great (ideally) but a new year isn’t going to magically make you lose 20 lbs or stop buying overpriced coffees. Sadly, it doesn’t work like that.
Why don’t they work?
- Unrealistic dream
- It is a “want” not a “need”
- Not a priority in your life
- No plan
- Your wife/husband/friend/mom/dad whoever made you do one
- You want it NOW
- Simply don’t put any effort into it
I’ve been thinking about something specifically for awhile now that ties into New Year’s resolutions. Habits.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle
About this time last year, I was training for a marathon. I had a goal and a plan to get me to that goal. I was running about 45 miles a week between four weekly runs. That’s over 10 miles per run *to any runner reading this, my training plan wasn’t all long runs, don’t worry* for most people that would be the hardest part of training. But for me, it was my past habits. Saying no to ice cream. Going to sleep at a decent hour to recover more. Not procrastinating & doing your homework right away. Stop looking at memes on Instagram because that’s not helping you. There are so many more habits I had to break.
I wish I could say this story has a happy ending but ultimately, I never ran the marathon because of covid-19. But my point is for you to achieve ANYTHING, you must change and make sacrifices to your current habits. Say goodbye to junk food & say hello to making your own coffee at home.
Life is nothing but a bunch of memories & habits. The better your habits are, the better the memories tend to me. Remember that.
I wish you all the best with your resolutions. Create a game plan. Make new habits. Be inspired, motivated & determined. Most importantly have fun & be patient.
& as always, please be kind.
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